During your travels, have you ever experienced the feeling of trying to describe something but not having enough or the right words to do so? If yes, you are not alone. After all, some experiences are one of a kind and are tricky to describe. Here are seven fun travel words you have never heard to bring a little zing to your adventures.
Resfeber: The nervous feeling you get before a journey
Yes, there’s a name for those nervous butterflies that flap inside your gut as you pack your bags for your next trip.
Eleutheromania: An intense and irresistible desire for freedom
Who doesn’t have this feeling, whether you are travelling to Spiti or New York City? After all, it’s only because of our intense desire to roam free that makes us travel to undiscovered places.
Fernweh: Feeling homesick for a place you’ve never been
Many hardcore travellers would love this word because it puts a name to a feeling they have never before been able to describe.
Trouvaille: Something lovely discovered by chance
This word is perfect for those moments when you catch a never before seen view while trekking in the mountains of Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh or while exploring the backwaters of Kerala.
Sonder: The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own
While travelling, have you ever encountered faces of people that seem tense and troubled? Did it make you wonder how little your problems are? If yes, then the word “sonder” is for you. It makes us learn that if we take the time to assume that each individual in this world lives a life as important as our own, this world will be a much more hopeful place.
Onism: The awareness of how little of the world you will experience
Many of us have asked ourselves several times how many lifetimes it would take for us to visit every place on earth. Well, now you have got the right word to describe the weird feeling you get after thinking about this.
Waldeinsamkeit: The feeling of being alone in the woods
For bibliophiles, this word brings to mind images of Hansel and Gretel wandering through the Black Forest. Dreamy, indeed. The next time you are walking alone in the woods, this word might come in handy.